Will the Oakland Raiders Be a Passing Team in 2010?

July 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Al Davis's Oakland Raiders are notorious for being a run-oriented NFL team.
Whether it was Bo Jackson or Marcus Allen, they always seemed to have a great player in the backfield.
This run-first trend momentarily came to a halt in 1998, when Jon Gruden arrived on the Oakland scene and brought his West Coast Offense to the Raiders.
In 1999, the Raiders went ahead and signed a thought to be washed-up Rich Gannon. He quickly excelled with Tim Brown, Jerry Rice, and Charlie Garner for the next few years before the short-lasted "dynasty" began to fade away. By 2004, Gannon, Rice, Tim Brown, Charlie Garner, and Jon Gruden were no longer part of the Raiders.
Lamont Jordan was signed and Oakland tried to pound the ball once again.
That was six years ago.
Now, the Raiders have two great, young running backs and are poised to become a top-five rushing team. Or are they?
Here are some reasons why the Raiders could become a passing team in 2010:

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